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Kenilworth
By Sir Walter Scott
W.B. Conkey Company Chicago
Undated No Date Hardcover 7x5 inches Weighs 1 pound


Condition: Good.
Red cloth boards had white and black text and decoration on front. Black decoration on spine.

Boards are rubbed, spine text is illegible. Front board decoration is quite rubbed. Corners are bumped. Sticker on front endpaper reads “Donated by a Reader of The San Francisco News A Scripps Howard Newspaper” Front hinge is showing. As is back.
Back ads pages are torn, these are not story text pages, just ads. The back free endpapers appears to have been removed.

Excerpt from book:

CHAPTER FIRST.
lam an innkeeper, and know my grounds,
And study them ; Brain of man, I study them.
I must have jovial guests to drive my ploughs,
And whistling boys to bring my harvests home,
Or I shall hear no flails thwack.
THE NEW INN.
IT is the privilege of tale-tellers to open their story in an inn,
the free rendezvous of all travelers, and where the humor of
each displays itself, without ceremony or restraint. This is
especially suitable when the scene is laid during the old days of
merry England, when the guests were in some sort not merely
the inmates, but the messmates and temporary companions of
mine host, who was usually a personage of privileged freedom,
:cmely presence, and good humor. Patronized by him, the
characters of the company where placed in ready contrast; and
they seldom failed, during the emptying of a six-hooped pot, to
throw off reserve, and present themselves to each other, and to
their landlord, with the freedom of old acquaintance.
The village of Cumnor, within three or four miles of Oxford,
boasted, during the eighteenth year of Queen Elizabeth, an
excellent inn of the old stamp, conducted, or rather ruled, by
biles Gosling, a man of a goodly person, and of somewhat round
belly • fifty years of age and upward, moderate in his reckon-
ing, prompt in his payments, having a cellar of sound liquor,
a ready wit> and a pretty daughter. Since the days of old..

Kenilworth By Sir Walter Scott W.B. Conkey Company Chicago Undated (No Date) Hardcover Antique Book circa 1900's

$15.00

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  • Vintage item from the 1920s
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